Tax travel perk for BA staff
British Airways staff, who are threatening to strike over the August bank holiday, will not be taxed on substantially discounted flights offered by their employers, the Inland Revenue has confirmed.
Staff of BA can fly anywhere in the world for just 10% of the full published fare, the Telegraph reports. When there are no seats available in economy, employees are often upgraded to business or first class.
‘We don’t regard these as a benefit in kind, since the cost to the airline of taking an extra passenger is covered by the 10% paid by the member of staff,’ a spokesman for BA said.